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The Castle of Otranto Review

Title: The Castle of Otranto
Author: Horace Walpole
Rating (of 5): ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Year published: 1764
Pages: 132
First sentence: Manfred, Prince of Otranto, had one son and one daughter: the latter, a most beautiful virgin, aged eighteen, was called Matilda. 314 more words

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Master of the World

Master of the World, Jules Verne

This slender work is apparently a sequel to an earlier Verne novella, Robur the Conqueror.  Perhaps if I had read… 285 more words

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Getting healthy with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I may just have crush. On your food that is, and your philosophy, and your stunning new cookbook, River Cottage Light & Easy. I’ve heard a lot about you Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall, but I never endeavoured to get to know you. 1,171 more words


Phenomenal X (mmmm...)

Overall rating: 3.5-4 Stars

Narrator rating: Alexandria Wilde 4.5 Stars

                                 Sean Crisden 2 stars

I gave this book 4 stars. I am somewhere between 3.5 and 4. 499 more words

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Jeff VanderMeer’s ACCEPTANCE

The conclusion to The Southern Reach trilogy left with mixed feelings. The first two books were intensely gripping and dream inducing which permeated with a sense of both wonder and foreboding. 296 more words


Author goes into a tizzy over amateur response

Globe and Mail columnist Russell Smith penned an article about author Kathleen Hale’s obsessive hunt for an amateur reviewer who had expressed an intense dislike for her book. 331 more words

The Locket by Stacey Jay

 The locket by Stacey Jay was a fun read. It was YA with a little bit of everything. Romance, love triangle, mean-girls, action, mystery and time traveling. 166 more words

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